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 Winfield Brown “W. B.” Stirman

Winfield Brown “W. B.” Stirman

Birth
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1918 (aged 92–93)
Burial Athens, Henderson County, Texas, USA
Plot 508 Sec. C
Memorial ID 64442824 · View Source
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Gospel preacher listed on Ligon's Portraiture of Preachers of 1899. Twice member of Texas State Legislature.

Rev. W. B. Stirman

"W. B. Stirman was born in Merser [Mercer] county, Ky., June 1, 1825. In 1832 President Jackson appointed his father an agent in removing the Cherokee Indians from Georgia to the Indian Territory, their present home. This appointment made it necessary for the elder Stirman to remove his family nearer the line of the Indian Nation, and accordingly, in 1833 he removed them to the Mississippi River. The subject of this sketch then eight years old remembers seeing the "stars fall" that year. The place where his father settled was rough, there were no schools nor educational facilities, and so the boy was deprived of almost all educational advantages. What little knowledge he did gain in his youthful days was obtained by pine-knot blazes and tallow candles. In 1843 he came to Texas settling in Lamar county. In 1847 he came to Henderson county where he has resided ever since. In 1848 he married Miss S. E. Newbern with whom he has lived 53 years. They have had five children born unto them, four of whom are living and reside in Henderson county. The oldest is the wife of W. T. Green, of the firm of Stirman & Green druggist. The next oldest, V. I. (Tine) is the senior member of the above named firm and of whom more is said elsewhere in this issue. The third is the wife of J. S. Green, a good farmer in the Mance country and also a brother of W. T. just mentioned. The other is Millard who has been engaged in farming heretofore, but removed to Athens last week to engage in other business. Mr. Stirman has held several important positions of trust in the county beginning with that of constable and ending with that of state senator. Until the last few years he was an active minister of the gospel of the Christian Church and has done great good in this line of his work. It would be safe to say he has married as many couples as any man in Henderson county. During his ministry he has baptized several thousands of people. He is now to [too] feeble to preach or to engage in any active pursuits. But he is alive to all the interest of Henderson county and his country at large. At the organization of the "Old Settlers' Association," he was instinctively chosen president of same. He has lived to see his county change form a wild wilderness infested by wild animals and abounding in all kinds of game into a thickly settled country with all the advantages of modern civilization. May he and his companion be spared to see many more reunions, and to see a still greater era of prosperity and modern advancement of this county." - Athens Weekly Review, Aug. 2, 1901.

His son's memorial on FAG is here www.findagrave.com



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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: James A Gamblin
  • Added: 20 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64442824
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Winfield Brown “W. B.” Stirman (1 Jun 1825–1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64442824, citing Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .